CITY ADVISERS WANTED Tuesday is the deadline to apply for a seat on Lake Oswegos Historic Resources Advisory Board or the Natural Resources Advisory Board.
Information about the boards and applications are available online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies.
SHRED PAPER The city will offer free paper-shredding services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or earlier if two commercial-size trucks fill up quickly.
Each household can bring up to three banker- or paper-size boxes of materials, and its fine to leave in staples, paperclips, hanging folders and rubber bands. Papers can also be brought in plastic or paper bags.
Participants are encouraged to bring food donations for the Oregon Food Bank.
The event will take place at the West End Buildings rear parking lot at 4101 Kruse Way.
WATER WALK The annual Walk4Water event is set to take place this weekend. Participants will start at Foothills Park and end by scooping water from Oswego Lake at Millennium Plaza Park. The annual walk raises awareness and funds for clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Zambia.
For details about Walk4Water, including advance registration and ways to donate, visit waterafrica.org. On Saturday, registration starts at Foothills Park at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 9 a.m.
BOONES FERRY ROAD The Oregon Department of Transportation is taking public input on a bunch of projects competing for state grant money, and the city of Lake Oswego has a proposal in the running. The city has applied for $4 million to make pedestrian and cyclist improvements, part of a bigger effort to revamp Boones Ferry Road in Lake Grove.
If the city gets the grant, the money would supplement other funding sources, including a $5 million bond measure approved by voters last November and urban renewal dollars.
To learn more about the citys proposal, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/boones-ferry-road-stip-grant. Public comments can be submitted to the state by email to STIPEnhanceAppsRegion1@odot.state.or.us by June 30.
LAKE BAY COURT City staff members have requested a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to build a replacement wastewater line in a wetland area behind Lake Bay Court. The goal is to relocate the original line, estimated to date back to the 1940s, in a spot that doesnt bisect properties, as it now does, according to the city.
PINPOINTING POTHOLES The engineering division was set last week to hire a contractor for a citywide pavement condition assessment. The results will help inform decisions about infrastructure needs and funding. This type of assessment is typically done every three years, according to the city.
HONORING TREES An estimated 250 people participated in Lake Oswegos Arbor Week events earlier this month. City-sponsored, tree-related activities included a heritage tree bike ride, a festival, heritage tree dedications, tree plantings and a tree-themed puppet show for children.
MOVIES IN THE PARK The city has announced the lineup of films residents can watch this summer during Movies in the Park, which will take place Thursday evenings at Millennium Plaza Park. Wreck-It Ralph, Zookeeper Hotel Transylvania and Miracle all made the cut. Theyll be shown on the big screen outside during the events, which typically take place in July and August.
GO BY FOOT, BIKE, BUS OR BOAT Lake Oswegos 100 Mile Challenge is underway for 2013. The challenge offers information, tools and incentives to encourage people to leave their cars at home and instead walk, cycle, take the bus or use other forms of car-free transportation. For more information, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability/100-milechallenge.
SECOND STREET Construction from A to B avenues on Second Street continues this month. Businesses on the street will remain open during the work, which is expected to finish by mid-June. For more information, call the citys construction hotline at 503-635-0261 or visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/second-street-improvements.Add a comment